News

House approves Kansas Affordable Airfares Program as part of a package

An AirTran jet parks at a gate at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport. (September 27, 2010)
An AirTran jet parks at a gate at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport. (September 27, 2010) File photo

TOPEKA — House budget negotiators this morning said they would go along with $5 million for the Kansas Affordable Airfares Program as part of a package.

The Senate’s position has been to fund the program, which returns $2.32 to the state for every $1 it spends, according to an audit.

Sedgwick County and Wichita officials have been watching this issue closely as they say keeping airfares competitive is key to the local economy.

Stay on Kansas.com for more details.

  Comments